PH Covid-19 recoveries climb to 438,780

MANILA – Additional 104 patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease, pushing the country’s overall tally of recovered cases to 438,780 on Monday.

In its 4 p.m. case bulletin, the Department of Health (DOH) said the figures represent 93.2 percent of those who tested positive for the virus nationwide.

The agency also reported 766 new confirmed cases and 15 new deaths.

These figures brought the overall tally of active cases to 22,746 and the death toll to 9,124.

The DOH said about 80 percent of the active cases are mild, 10.4 percent are asymptomatic, 3.2 percent are severe, 0.44 percent are moderate, and 6 percent are in critical condition.

“There were two duplicates that were removed from the total case count, of these, one recovered case has been removed. Moreover, one case previously tagged as recovered was reclassified as a death,” it added.

Davao City topped the list of places that logged highest number of new cases with 60 infections.

It was followed by Quezon City with 46; Benguet with 41; Laguna with 39; and Rizal with 37.

DOH data on Dec. 27 showed that 601 or 6.4 percent of 9,319 who were tested turned out positive for Covid-19.

Currently, there are 21,300 beds dedicated to patients with Covid-19.

Available are 62 percent of 2,000 intensive care unit beds, 68 percent of 15,400 isolation beds, and 78 percent of 7,300 ward beds.

About 80 percent of 2,000 ventilators are available for Covid-19 patients’ use.

The agency also reminded the public to continue observing the minimum health standards, especially when going outdoors – the proper wearing of face masks and face shields, avoiding cramped places where physical distancing is impossible, and avoid staying outside for a long period. (PNA)

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